Patents by Inventor Stephen A. Marsh

Stephen A. Marsh has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11296619
    Abstract: Disclosed is a force transfer device that includes a first body that has a first body frame that defines a first chamber and at least one gear element. The gear element has a central gear element region. A first membrane is affixed to a surface of the first body frame, the membrane covering the chamber and having an annular aperture enclosing a central region of the membrane that is affixed to the central gear element region of the gear element. The disclosed force transfer device can be axle or shaft based. Also disclosed in a micro electrostatic motor that includes a motor body having a first and a second face, the motor body defining a chamber and a rotor having a central region. A membrane is disposed over the first face of the motor body, the membrane supporting a pair of spaced electrodes that are electrically isolated by a gap, the membrane having an annular aperture that defines a central region of the membrane that is coupled to the central region of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Encite LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Marsh
  • Patent number: 11253006
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 11245344
    Abstract: Disclosed is a micro electrostatic motor that includes a body having a first and a second face and having a chamber. A first membrane is disposed over the first face of the body and a rotatable disk is disposed in the circular chamber about a member. The disk is disposed in the circular chamber and is free to rotate about the member. The disk has on a first surface thereof a set of three mutually electrically isolated electrodes, with each of the electrodes having a tab portion and being electrically isolated from the member. A second membrane is disposed over the second face of the body and a pair of spaced electrodes are provided on portions of the second membrane, with the pair of spaced electrodes being isolated by a gap between the pair of electrodes. A cylindrical shaped member is disposed in the chamber electrically isolated from the three mutually electrically isolated electrodes on the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Encite LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Marsh
  • Publication number: 20210360981
    Abstract: An e-cigarette PV that includes an air pressure valve or device so that excess air can escape from an e-liquid reservoir in the PV when that reservoir is being filled under pressure with e-liquid from a parent reservoir. The valve or device is a barrier made of an air-porous material, such as a sintered polymer or metal, coated with or otherwise including a barrier or layer of an air-porous substance that is not porous to e-liquid, such as an oleophobic material or a hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic material. The oleophobic material is one of: sintered phosphor bronze, sintered stainless steel and sintered PU plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kaveh MEMARI, Adrian BENNETT, Ian MURISON, Stephen MARSH
  • Publication number: 20210323808
    Abstract: Disclosed is a micro pressure sensor including a plurality of modules that are operative over different ranges of pressure. The modules include a stack of at least two module layers, each module layer including a module body having walls that define a compartment and with the defined compartment partitioned into at least two sub-compartments, a port for fluid ingress or egress disposed in a first wall of the body, with remaining walls of the body being solid walls, a membrane affixed to a first surface of the module body covering the compartment, and an electrode affixed over a surface of the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen A. Marsh
  • Patent number: 11121389
    Abstract: A method of cleaning power cells in an array of power cells, comprising coupling at least one first power cell to second power cells in an array of power cells and causing the second power cells to drive the at least one first power cell with a voltage to clean catalyst on the at least one first power cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ENCITE LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Marsh, Lawrence W. Hill
  • Patent number: 11085550
    Abstract: An e-liquid cartridge or other form of parent reservoir designed to supply e-liquid to an electronic cigarette vaporiser, in which the cartridge includes an air pressure valve. The air pressure valve is designed so that as the fluid level inside the cartridge/reservoir falls, atmospheric pressure enables the air pressure valve to allow air to flow into the cartridge/reservoir and ensure equalisation of the air pressure. The valve is an air-porous e-liquid impermeable PTFE or PTFE-coated layer or membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventor: Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 11083228
    Abstract: An e-cigarette PV that includes an air pressure valve or device so that excess air can escape from an e-liquid reservoir in the PV when that reservoir is being filled under pressure with e-liquid from a parent reservoir. The valve or device is a barrier made of an air-porous material, such as a sintered polymer or metal, coated with or otherwise including a barrier or layer of an air-porous substance that is not porous to e-liquid, such as an oleophobic material or a hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic material. The oleophobic material is one of: sintered phosphor bronze, sintered stainless steel and sintered PU plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Publication number: 20210211068
    Abstract: Described is an electrically actuated, pneumatic driven motor. The pneumatic driven motor includes a body having first and second surfaces, the body having a chamber defined by an interior wall, a displacement cavity, and a passage that fluidly couples the displacement cavity to the chamber, a bleeder port and a bleeder port passage that fluidly couples the bleeder port to the chamber, a valve disposed in the passage between the displacement cavity and the chamber, an annular pushrod mechanism coupled to the valve, the annular pushrod mechanism having a pair of pawls that protrude from an inner surface of the annular pushrod mechanism, an axle disposed in the chamber; and a motor gear disposed about the axle, the motor gear having a plurality of teeth that selectively engage with the pawls on the pushrod mechanism according to displacement of the annular pushrod mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen A. Marsh, Spencer Parker
  • Patent number: 11046575
    Abstract: Disclosed is a micro pressure sensor including a plurality of modules that are operative over different ranges of pressure. The modules include a stack of at least two module layers, each module layer including a module body having walls that define a compartment and with the defined compartment partitioned into at least two sub-compartments, a port for fluid ingress or egress disposed in a first wall of the body, with remaining walls of the body being solid walls, a membrane affixed to a first surface of the module body covering the compartment, and an electrode affixed over a surface of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Encite LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Marsh
  • Patent number: 10948063
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission (CVT) may include differential and range modules that include planetary gear arrangements, a plurality of selectively engageable clutch assemblies, and a drop box module with a final output member. First and second power source paths may provide power to a same end of the differential module. The clutch assemblies may be selectively engageable to provide variable rotational power from the differential module to the range module, and from the range module to the drop box module in a plurality of directional ranges. The drop box module may adapt the variable rotational power provided in the selected range for connection in a given application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: John Seipold, Stephen Marsh
  • Publication number: 20210045449
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10806189
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10750789
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10721972
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10716334
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Publication number: 20200214352
    Abstract: An e-cigarette PV that includes an air pressure valve or device so that excess air can escape from an e-liquid reservoir in the PV when that reservoir is being filled under pressure with e-liquid from a parent reservoir. The valve or device is a barrier made of an air-porous material, such as a sintered polymer or metal, coated with or otherwise including a barrier or layer of an air-porous substance that is not porous to e-liquid, such as an oleophobic material or a hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic material. The oleophobic material is one of: sintered phosphor bronze, sintered stainless steel and sintered PU plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kaveh MEMARI, Adrian BENNETT, Ian MURISON, Stephen MARSH
  • Patent number: 10701984
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10694786
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10687560
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh